An adventure with a runaway bride, crooks, radio waves shooting down mail planes, tap-dancing, etc.. Hey, it was the '30s when anything could happen. Stars Herman Brix (a.k.a. Bruce Bennett) and Joan Barklay. Future Oscar winner Hattie McDaniels appears in a minor role. Remake of "Ghost Patrol," which also is available here at IA.
Directed by Sam Katzman Released in 1937 a.k.a. "Flight Into Danger" (UK) 90 seconds are missing
CAST NOTE: Brix and Barklay are also paired in "Amateur Crook," which is available here at IA.
July 9, 2014 Subject:
Not A Re-Make Per Se
To argue with the information at the top of the page, this is not a re-make of the Tim McCoy film "Ghost Patrol", either shot for shot or otherwise. The ray gun gimmick is the same and mail robbery idea is similar, but everything else is different story wise, as written by Basil Dickey. The story is a fast moving one with Herman Brix (aka Bruce Bennett later) as a suave Federal man in a leather jacket and a white silk scarf trying to solve the case under-cover with complications by a spoiled rich girl (Joan Barclay in a good part for her.) She and several other players usually seen in jeans and cowboy hats, Roger Williams, Earle Hodgins, and Jack Mulhall do good work in mufti. Monte Blue, a major star earlier on, in silents and now trying to establish himself as a character actor has little to do in this, but he's just naturally better than the picture to begin with. This is better than you might think. Give it a look. Picture and sound and production values are all O.K. too. Enjoy